John O'sullivan

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Leinster’s Ross Byrne in action against Connacht in the Guinness PRO14 at the RDS, Dublin on December 22nd. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Unflappable on the pitch, laconic in a media scrum, Ross Byrne exudes a quiet calm. At least that’s his public persona. Even in his days as an age-gra(...)

Sean Cronin has said Leinster need to improve their discipline following their defeat to Munster. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Early in the week Leinster, players and coaches, will have stopped looking back and instead focused on the impending arrival of Ulster to the RDS on S(...)

Dan Leavy in action against Bath.  He is one of three players retained from last weekend’s Leinster team for the game against Connacht.   Photograph: David Davies/PA

Leinster v Connacht, RDS (7.45, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sport) Connacht have administered two of the most painful defeats suffered by Leins(...)

Munster’s Sam Arnold: how he  fares against Will Addison promises to be an interesting midfield battle. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pro 14: Ulster v Munster Kick off: 7.35pm, Friday. Venue: Kingspan Stadium. On TV: Eir Sport and Premier Sports. Sibling ri(...)

Conor Murray: “They are a passionate team; big set piece, big lineout maul, scrum game and they are going to be probably a little bit hurt especially scrum-wise from last weekend.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Castres Olympique v Munster, Stade Pierre Fabre (5.30, Irish time, live on BT Sport) A bristling rivalry, occasionally biting in aggression, is as mu(...)

Stuart Lancaster has said he is happy at Leinster amid rumours that he may leave. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster possesses a healthy disdain for rumour-mongering especially when it comes to being linked with coaching positions, coloured by h(...)

Cork-born tenor John O’Sullivan

If the whole literature thing hadn’t worked out for James Joyce, he could probably have fallen back on another of his talents, public relations. He ha(...)

Ireland’s Will Addison is tackled by  Argentina’s Matias Orlando  during the international clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was a moment at the Aviva Stadium that defined Will Addison’s pedigree as a player. Argentina’s replacement outhalf Joaquin Diaz Bonilla had (...)

Italy’s centre Michele Campagnaro will captain the side against Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

15 Luca Sperandio Club: Benetton Age: 22 Height: 6’2” Weight: 93kg (14st 9lbs) Caps: 2 A wing by inclination, he possesses the speed and agility(...)

Leinster’s assistant coach Felipe Contepomi: ‘Definitely, I feel very happy with the philosophy in Leinster.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During the course of a wide-ranging conversation, Leinster’s backs coach Felipe Contepomi came out with an inadvertent mission statement that he hopes(...)

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